Welcome to Mbaga
Mbaga (also known as Mbaga-Manka), in the hills southeast of Same at about 1350m, is a good base for hikes deeper into the surrounding southern Pare mountains. You can walk from here in two or three days to the top of Shengena Peak (2462m), the highest point in the Pares. Mbaga, an old Lutheran mission station, has long been an influential town because of its location near the centre of the Pares, and even today it is in many respects a more important local centre than Same.
A popular three-day circular route is from Mbaga to Chome village, where you can spend a night before ascending Shengena Peak on the second day and then returning to Mbaga.